Most consumers don’t pay much attention to the packaging that their purchases come in, unless it’s hard to open or the item is really over-wrapped. But packaging accounts for about 28% of U.S. municipal solid waste. Only some 53% of it ends up in recycling bins, and even less is actually recycled: According to trade associations, at least 25% of materials collected for recycling in the U.S. are rejected and incinerated or sent to landfills instead. Local governments across the U.S. handle waste management, funding it through taxes and user fees. Until 2018 the U.S. exported huge quantities of recyclable...
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  • Recycling
  • Recycle
  • Waste Management
  • Ap
  • App
  • Tax
  • Taxes
  • Packaging
  • Generates
  • Manufacturers
  • Consumers
  • Attention
  • Purchases
  • Over Wrapped
  • Accounts